Archive for November, 2012

They need your voice!


by Steven Thompson, TDAG

November 27, 2012

Are dolphins intelligent? Are dolphins spiritual? To those who believe…to those who are ready to give it a try. As you go to sleep or meditate today, please send a psychic message to the dolphin pod members who escaped today:


An entire pod of dolphins ESCAPED certain death today. They outsmarted the most ruthless technologically advanced dolphin murderers on the planet: the Taiji Killers, those who eat dolphins. There was no . . .

continue reading via Taiji Dolphin Action Group: Keep the Taiji Dolphins in Your Prayers.

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Wow, such a cool dolphin! Thanks Thomas


The Irrawaddy dolphin (aka the Mekong or Mahakam River dolphin) can be found swimming in parts of the Bay of Bengal, Southeast Asia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea.

Generally a slow-moving species of dolphin they can reach speeds of up to 25 miles per hour when threatened and while they aren’t known for being particularly acrobatic they have been spotted occasionally leaping out of the water.

Not much is known about the hunting methods of the Irrawaddy dolphin but it is known that their diet consists of fish, cephalopods, crustaceans and fish eggs.


Because these dolphins live closer to land than many other species of dolphin they are at a higher risk of being endangered by human activity.

The primary threats these dolphins face include pollution or water poisoning, collision with boats and getting caught in fishing nets. In fact drowning in fishing nets is considered one of the leading causes of death among this…

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Thank you for your valuable information Hollise!!


There is nowhere you won’t find the Pilot Whale. In fact, they are believed to be the most distributed whale in the world. They enjoy both the tropic and the temperate waters. Generally you will find those with the shorter fins in the warmer waters. The two types of physical characteristic Pilot Whales tend to stay separate from each other. Sometimes they do cross paths though during the migration process.

Pilot Whales are dark black in color most of the time. Some of them are a dark gray. There are two species of the Pilot whale, but it is often very hard to tell them apart. They generally both get lumped into this basic category. One has a short fin while the other features one that is long. These whales are very large, and only the killer whale is bigger than they are.

Males are the largest with a length of…

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Re-blogging to show support wish I could be there with you! Good luck!


Public Event · By Stephanie Bennett

Monday, November 26, 2012 | 9:00am

Rally to Protest Against the Taiji Japan Dolphin Whale Killings and Captures.
I have been actively protesting against this inhumane treatment/capture and killing of Dolphins and Whales via Twitter. I have not been an active Facebooker however this is something that I feel cannot continue in Taiji Japan or anywhere for that matter.

I’ve Decided to take it from the tweets to the streets! Having been following Sea Shepherd and Cove Guardians to keep up to date on the Horrific Hunts that take place, I feel that I have to help give . . . Read More and join the event . . .

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Champions for Cetaceans

By Kirsten Massebeau

While in the United States voters rushed to the poles to cast their votes for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on the other side of the world in Taiji, Japan a very different kind of battle was taking place. A small pod of Risso’s dolphins were spotted by the notoriously cruel dolphin hunters of Taiji, Japan. This little family included a new baby who still sported his or her birthing rings, and a young juvenile, still dependent on their mother.

The little pod fought hard but they never had a chance against the eight killing boats.

“These dolphins are fighting for their lives battling with Bangers near The Cove while the remaining banger boats come to help them these dolphins do not want to give up and the banging of these torture poles is louder and unbearable these poor dolphins are going through hell as we speak…

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Thank for the great information!


The Orca in the Puget sound are near and dear to my heart!! This one was fun to make I could have added facts all day.

Transient killer whale pods are generally comprised of an adult female and two or three of her offspring. Among the differences between residents and transients are that while resident orcas of both sexes stay within shouting distance of their mothers their entire lives, only first-born male transients maintain such intense fidelity to their mothers. Optimum pod size for transients is three, so whenever a third offspring is born, one of the siblings often leaves. The rule seems to be that the eldest son can stay, but all but one of the others may have to go.

After departing their mother’s company, roving males may join up with other groups from time to time. Females are more likely to join up with other transients, at least…

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Yep, the sure look like they are not in close!!

Good information, thank you!


By Tom O’Brien

In memory of the pod lost in Taiji on 10/25/2012

The striped dolphin (aka the blue-white dolphin) can be found swimming throughout all of the worlds warm to tropical oceans. They are a very social species often traveling in large pods of 25 – 100 or more and can easily number in the thousands. These dolphins are also very acrobatic and may perform high jumps and frequently breach the water.

Currently this species is considered highly stable as they are estimated to be over 2 million striped dolphins in existence.

Physical Characteristics:
  • In terms of size these dolphins can grow to lengths of around 8 1/2 ft and weigh over 350 pounds.
  • They have a very distinct color pattern which appears very different from most species of dolphin.
  • The belly and rest of the lower portion of the dolphin is either white, pink or blue.
  • There are one or…

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Good blog Hollise!


I had the pleasure of attending the Right Whale Festival on the 17th at Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Hats off to the Sea Shepherd volunteers who were there. I did so enjoy meeting them. Please watch the following video to learn more about the plight of Right Whales.

Published on Nov 19, 2012 by WDCSUK

Our video explains the threats facing the North Atlantic right whale, one of the most endangered whales in the world. Less than 500 animals survive today. Vessel strikes, entanglement in fishing nets and loss of habitat are the main threats to the future. Support our Act Right Now campaign and sign our petition at:

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Great reading about belugas!


By Tom O’Brien

Belugas are also called white whales, and their unusual color makes them one of the most familiar and easily distinguishable of all the whales. Calves are born gray or even brown and only fade to white as they become sexually mature around five years of age.

White whales are smallish, ranging from 13 to 20 feet (4 to 6.1 meters) in length. They have rounded foreheads and no dorsal fin.

Belugas generally live together in small groups known as pods. They are social animals and very vocal communicators that employ a diversified language of clicks, whistles, and clangs. Belugas can also mimic a variety of other sounds.

These whales are common in the Arctic Ocean’s coastal waters, though they are found in subarctic waters as well. Arctic belugas migrate southward in large herds when the sea freezes over. Animals trapped by Arctic ice often die, and they…

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